76ers vs. Spurs Prediction
The Philadelphia 76ers covered as a large road favorite on Sunday and have won seven of their last 10 games. Are they a good play Monday night as a small road dog when they visit the very average San Antonio Spurs at 8:30 p.m. ET?
8:30 p.m. ET, Monday, December 17, 2018
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Spurs are 1-point favorites to beat the 76ers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 224.5 points and as of this writing, 69% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Spurs to cover the point spread.
Philadelphia 76ers Fantasy Spin
Ben Simmons triple-doubled in 32 minutes on Sunday, scoring 22 points with 11 rebounds, 14 assists, one steal and zero turnovers. Simmons was also efficient, making 9-of-15 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs to fill out his fantasy line. He has three triple-doubles and is tied with James Harden for second-most in the league, though both are already far behind Russell Westbrook (six). Simmons has proved impervious to the arrival of Jimmy Butler, which is a big relief for owners who splurged for him on draft day.
San Antonio Spurs Fantasy Spin
LaMarcus Aldridge made 12-of-14 from the field for 27 points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes during a 125-87 win over the Clippers on Thursday. It's the first time he's made a 3-pointer this season, and he was asked about taking more after the game. "Nah, my value’s inside," he said. Aldridge got hot in the third with 12 points to help the Spurs win that frame 32-20 to earn another blowout win. The Spurs offense has been clicking over their last seven games with a West-leading 117.6 offensive rating, so there could be more fantasy goodness to go around if they can stay hot on that end.
NBA Betting Trends
The over is 5-1 in the 76ers’ last six games versus Western Conference opponents and is 4-1 in their last five road games.
The under is 4-0 in the Spurs’ last four games overall and 4-0 in their last four home games.
The 76ers are just 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 road games despite winning and covering on Sunday in Cleveland. They’re also 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games when playing the second game of a back-to-back. Meanwhile, the Spurs are 20-8 against the spread in their last 28 home games and are 4-1-1 against the number in their last six games overall. When playing on one day of rest, the Spurs are also 4-1 ATS in those last five situations.
Monday NBA Prediction: San Antonio Spurs -1